The University of Chicago Press is the largest university press in the United States. It is operated by the University of Chicago and publishes a wide variety of academic titles, including The Chicago Manual of Style, dozens of academic journals, including Critical Inquiry, and a wide array of advanced monographs in the academic fields. The University of Chicago is a Private university located principally in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. The Chicago Manual of Style (abbreviated in writing as CMS or CMOS or verbally as Chicago) is a Style guide for American English Inquiry''''' is a Peer-reviewed journal in the Humanities published out of the University of Chicago Press.
One of its quasi-independent projects is the BiblioVault, a digital repository for scholarly books. The BiblioVault is a Digital repository for scholarly Books that enables publishers to manage their books throughout their lifecycles
The Press building is located just south of the Midway Plaisance on the University of Chicago campus. The Midway Plaisance, also known locally as the Midway, is a mile-long linear Park on the South Side of the city of Chicago, Illinois The University of Chicago is a Private university located principally in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago.
The University of Chicago Press was founded in 1891, making it one of the oldest, continuously operating university presses in the U. S. Its first published book was Robert F. Harper's Assyrian and Babylonian Letters Belonging to the Kouyunjik Collections of the British Museum. It sold five copies during its first two years, but, by 1900, the University of Press had published 127 books and pamphlets and 11 scholarly journals, including the current American Journal of Sociology, Journal of Infectious Diseases, and Journal of Near Eastern Studies. Established in 1895, the American Journal of Sociology (AJS is the oldest scholarly journal of Sociology in the United States. The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA is a medical association representing physicians scientists and other health care professionals who specialize in Infectious diseases The Journal of Near Eastern Studies is an Academic journal published by the University of Chicago Press, devoted to examination of the Ancient and
For its first three years, the Press was an entity discrete from the University; it was operated by the Boston publishing house D. C. Heath in conjunction with the Chicago printer R. R. Donnelley. This arrangement proved unworkable, however, and in 1894 the University officially assumed responsibility for the Press.
In 1902, as part of the University, the Press started working on the Decennial Publications. Composed of articles and monographs by scholars and administrators on the state of the University and its faculty's research, the Decennial Publications was a radical reorganization of the Press. This allowed the Press, by 1905, to begin publishing books by scholars not of the University of Chicago. A copy-editing and proofreading department was added to the existing staff of printers and typesetters, leading, in 1906, to the first edition of The Chicago Manual of Style, in print since 1906. The Chicago Manual of Style (abbreviated in writing as CMS or CMOS or verbally as Chicago) is a Style guide for American English
By 1931, the Press was an established, leading academic publisher. Leading books of that era are: Dr. Edgar J. Goodspeed's The New Testament: An American Translation (the Press's first, nationally successful title) and its successor, Goodspeed's and J. Edgar Johnson Goodspeed (1871 Quincy Illinois – 1962 the American scholar of Greek and the New Testament, was a liberal Theologian who M. Povis Smith's The Complete Bible: An American Translation; Sir William Alexander Craigie's A Dictionary of American English on Historical Principles, published in four volumes in 1943; John Manly and Edith Rickert's The Canterbury Tales, published in 1940; and Kate Turabian's A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. Sir William Alexander Craigie ( August 13 1867 &ndash September 2 1957) was a philologist and a Lexicographer. A Dictionary of American English on Historical Principles is a Dictionary of terms appearing in English in the United States that was published in four The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century (two of them in Prose, the rest in verse) Kate L Turabian ( February 26, 1893 &ndash October 25, 1987) is best known for her book A Manual for Writers of Research Papers Theses
In 1956, the Press first published paperback-bound books under its imprint. Of the Press's best-known books most date from the 1950s, including translations of the Complete Greek Tragedies and Richard Lattimore's The Iliad of Homer. Richmond Alexander Lattimore ( May 6, 1906 - February 26, 1984) was an American Poet and Translator known for The Iliad ( Greek: Ἰλιάς (Ancient Ιλιάδα (Modern is together with the Odyssey, one of two ancient That decade also saw the first edition of A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature which has since been used by students of Biblical Greek world-wide. Koine Greek (Κοινὴ Ἑλληνική, "common Greek" or, ciˈni ðiˈale̞kto̞s "the common dialect" is the popular form of Greek which emerged in
In 1966, Morris Philipson began his thirteen-year tenure as director of the University of Chicago Press. He committed time and resources to lengthening the backlist, becoming known for assuming ambitious scholarly projects, among the largest of which was The Lisle Letters — a vast collection of 16th-century correspondence by Arthur Plantagenet, First Viscount Lisle, a wealth of information about every aspect of sixteenth-century life.
As the Press's scholarly volume expanded, the Press also advanced as a trade publisher, when both of Norman Maclean's books — A River Runs Through It and Young Men and Fire— were ranked in the national best-seller list in 1992, and Robert Redford filmed A River Runs Through It. Norman Fitzroy Maclean ( 23 December 1902 in Clarinda, Iowa &mdash 2 August 1990 in Chicago, Illinois This article is about A River Runs Through It the novella For information on the film see A River Runs Through It (film. Young Men and Fire is a non-fiction book written by Norman Maclean and edited by his son John Norman Maclean. Charles Robert Redford Jr (born August 18 1936) is an Academy Award -winning American Film director, Actor, The Press also publishes regional titles, such as One More Time: The Best of Mike Royko (1999), a collection of columns by Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaperman Mike Royko of the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune. Michael "Mike" Royko ( September 19, 1932 &ndash April 29, 1997) was a newspaper Columnist in Chicago, Illinois The Chicago Tribune is a major daily Newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois, United States, and owned by the Tribune Company
In 1982, Philipson was the first academic-press director to win the Publisher Citation, one of PEN's most prestigious awards. For the "Postsecondary Education Network International" see PEN-International International PEN, the worldwide association of Shortly before he retired in June 2000, Philipson received the Association of American Publishers' Curtis Benjamin Award for Creative Publishing, awarded to the man whose "creativity and leadership have left a lasting mark on American publishing. The Association of American Publishers (AAP is the national trade association of the American book publishing industry "
Garrett P. Kiely became the fifteenth director of the University of Chicago Press on September 1, 2007. He heads one of academic publishing's largest operations, employing 300 people across its three divisions of books, journals, and distribution and publishing approximately 180 new books and 70 paperback reprints a year.
The Books Division of the University of Chicago Press has been publishing books for scholars, students, and general readers since 1892 and has published over 11,000 books since its founding. The Books Division has more than five thousand books in print at the present time, including such well-known works as The Chicago Manual of Style; The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, by Thomas Kuhn; A River Runs Through It, by Norman Maclean; and The Road to Serfdom, by F. A. Hayek. The Chicago Manual of Style (abbreviated in writing as CMS or CMOS or verbally as Chicago) is a Style guide for American English The Structure of Scientific Revolutions ( 1962) by Thomas Kuhn, is an analysis of the History of science. Thomas Samuel Kuhn (surname ˈkuːn July 18, 1922  &ndash June 17, 1996) was an American intellectual who wrote extensively Norman Fitzroy Maclean ( 23 December 1902 in Clarinda, Iowa &mdash 2 August 1990 in Chicago, Illinois The Road to Serfdom is a book written by Friedrich Hayek (recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1974 which has significantly Friedrich August von Hayek CH ( May 8, 1899 March 23, 1992) was an Austrian British Economist
The University of Chicago Journals division publishes 41 journals and seven annuals in a wide range of academic disciplines, including the social sciences, the humanities, education, the biological and medical sciences, and the physical sciences. Journals Division The Journals Division of the University of Chicago Press publishes Peer-reviewed Academic journals in a wide range of disciplines The American Journal of Sociology, founded in 1895, is the oldest academic journal devoted to sociology, while History of Religions was the first academic journal devoted exclusively to comparative religious history. Established in 1895, the American Journal of Sociology (AJS is the oldest scholarly journal of Sociology in the United States. The Journals Division launched electronic publishing efforts in 1995; by 2004 all the journals published by the University of Chicago Press had become available online.
More recently, changes have taken place. The American Astronomical Society decided in 2007 to move its three journals to the nonprofit Institute of Physics, giving as the reason the desire of the Press to revise its financial arrangement, and the plans of the Press to change from the particular software that had been developed in-house by the Press. The American Astronomical Society (AAS sometimes pronounced "double-A-S" is a US society of professional astronomers and other interested individuals The Institute of Physics (IOP is the UK and Ireland 's main professional body for Physicists It was founded as the Physical Society The first publication of the society, the Astronomical Journal, switched in January 2008, and the Astrophysical Journal will switch in January 2009. The Astronomical Journal is a monthly Scientific journal published by Institute of Physics Publishing on behalf of the American Astronomical Society The Astrophysical Journal (abbreviated to ApJ or Astrophys J) is a Scientific journal covering Astronomy and Astrophysics. 
Another journal, the American Journal of Human Genetics, published by the American Society for Human Genetics, has also moved from the Press, but to Cell Press, a division of the commercial publisher Elsevier. The American Journal of Human Genetics is a leading Journal in the field of human Genetics. Elsevier, the world's largest Publisher of Medical and Scientific literature, forms part of the Reed Elsevier group 
Starting in October 2007, The University of Chicago Press and the American Historical Association (AHA) embarked on a cooperative agreement to publish the American Historical Review.
Chicago Journals published inaugural issue of the Journal of Human Capital in December 2007, with economist Isaac Ehrlich as its founding editor.
The Distribution Services Division provides the University of Chicago Press's warehousing, customer service, and related services. The Chicago Distribution Center began providing distribution services in 1991, when the University of Tennessee Press became its first client. The University of Tennessee Press (or UT Press) founded in 1940 is a University press that is part of the University of Tennessee. Currently the CDC serves 44 publishers. In 2001, with development funding, the CDDC (Chicago Digital Distribution Center) began to offer digital printing services and BiblioVault digital repository services to book publishers. The BiblioVault is a Digital repository for scholarly Books that enables publishers to manage their books throughout their lifecycles